University of Virginia
Amy Mathers is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Virginia. She is the Clinical Director of the Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology for the University of Virginia. She has focused on urgent clinical problem of in hospital transmission of carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae. Molecular characterization has included analysis of mobile resistance mechanisms with evaluation of plasmid evolution and mobility across species with next generation sequencing paired with more traditional techniques. Her research has investigated the role that the hospital plumbing environment can play in evolution and dissemination of carbapenemase genes.